Sydney Speech & Language Centre provides assessment and therapy that is individualised to support your child's speech, language and communication development.

Sydney Speech & Language Centre is an independent practice under the ownership of Charlotte Rehayem. Sydney Speech & Language Centre highly values a multidisciplinary approach to supporting children and adolescents. Consultation with Clinical Psychologists, Paediatricians, Occupational Therapists, and Educational professionals is paramount to effective support and intervention.

Providing family and teacher support in order to assist children with communication difficulties is a high priority for Sydney Speech & Language Centre. Speech pathologists at the centre believe in helping and supporting children and their families reach their personal learning potentials and goals.

Charlotte Rehayem - Director & Speech Pathologist 

Charlotte graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences, and further attained her Master's qualification in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney. Charlotte is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and a member of the Speech Pathology Australia Association. 

Charlotte enjoys working closely with young children, preschoolers and school-aged children who experience a variety of communication difficulties. Her speciality interests include working with children who have articulation and phonological difficulties (i.e. speech sound difficulties), receptive and expressive language difficulties (i.e. understanding and spoken language), fluency (stuttering), and literacy weaknesses. Charlotte has had experience working with clients who have Downs' Syndrome, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Global Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Charlotte has a special interest in working with families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and is a fluent speaker of Arabic.

Charlotte recognises the importance of ongoing professional development to ensure evidence-based practice within her assessments and therapy intervention practice. She attempts to create positive learning experiences to ensure therapy caters to the needs and interests of each individual child.

Charlotte enjoys collaborating closely with parents, teachers and other allied health professionals such as Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Clinical Psychologists that may be involved in the overall case management of a child, in order to help attain the best possible outcomes from therapy intervention as a multidisciplinary team.

Her clinical experience to date includes the provision of Speech Pathology services within schools, preschools, homes, private practice, community and hospitals.

Sally Wales - Speech Pathologist

Sally is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (UK). Sally is a Hanen certified Speech Pathologist and is trained in Key Word Sign and PECS. Sally has also completed the Nuffield Centre Dyspraxia Program in London.

Sally's extensive clinical experience includes working with children with dyspraxia as well as children with difficulties in developing speech sounds and functional literacy. Sally has worked in many clinical settings in both the public and private sectors.

Sally has worked extensively within multi-disciplinary teams and believes passionately in the need to work very closely with parents, families, teachers and other health professionals. Sally's special areas of interest include working with children with delays in speech sounds and literacy development. Sally has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Cecilia Giang - Speech Pathologist

Cecilia is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and a member of Speech Pathology Australia. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Health Sciences (The University of Sydney) and a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Australian Catholic University).

Cecilia’s clinical experiences include working with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy and Global Developmental Delay. Her expertise also includes working with children who have difficulties with speech sound development, language, fluency (stuttering) and literacy.

Cecilia has worked within multidisciplinary teams with Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Music Therapists in providing assessment and intervention services for children. She has also provided Speech Pathology services within school based and community setting as well as in private practice.

Lauren Bassil - Speech Pathologist

Lauren is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and a member of Speech Pathology Australia. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) and has experience working in privacy practice, preschools, schools and homes.

Lauren enjoys working in a range of practice areas including language, speech, fluency, literacy and pragmatics. She has worked with clients aged 1-18 years and with diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Global Developmental Delay (GDD).

Lauren believes in utilising a holistic and multidisciplinary approach. She has collaborated with parents, teachers and other allied health professionals such as Occupational Therapists (OT) and Clinical Psychologists. 

Lauren is dedicated to lifelong reflection and learning, and actively seeking out professional development opportunities.

Eliana Kirk - Speech Pathologist 

Eliana is a member of Speech Pathology Australia. Eliana holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Speech Pathology and is a certified Orofacial Myologist.

Eliana's clinical expertise includes working with children with speech, language and literacy difficulties. She has also had extensive experience working with children and adults who present with weak oro-facial muscles, incorrect tongue resting posture and an incorrect swallowing pattern (tongue thrust). This is a particular area of interest for Eliana. She has worked in a variety of settings including schools, private practice and orthodontic clinics.

Eliana is currently on maternity leave.

Tayla Estephan - Receptionist 

Tayla is our friendly Receptionist at Sydney Speech & Language Centre. She currently holds a Bachelor of Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences from Macquarie University, and will be completing her Masters in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Sydney in 2021.

Tayla is available to assist you with any questions or queries you may have regarding the services offered at Sydney Speech & Language Centre. Please feel free to call on 9712 8555.